Sunday, August 18, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #134 "Faust" aka Chris Herren

Clown #134 "Faust" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
RESERVED

ACEO Clown portrait #134 is inspired by a very unique pantomime artist "Faust" as Chris Herren from San Francisco, US.  He performs a magic show similar to a bygone era of vintage style and he combines it with classical  pantomime act. His show is inspired by the 1920’s parlor theater.  To see more about him check his fb page here. Also you can follow him on instagram @chrisherren_as_faust 

Faust is performing

work in progress

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #133 Wolfgang Konerding

Clown #133 Wolfgang Konerding
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #133 is inspired by very sympathetic and talented  Wolfgang Konerding from Münster, Germany.  Wolfgang is clowning around for 30 years. He does classic clowning with lots of music, dance and acrobatics, also a walk-Act's as a bicycle clown with the colorful clown bike with show program in "open air" circus ring called "Clown Fidelidad". I came across with him on his instagram page @wolfgangkonerding See more info at his website here.

Wolfgang Konerding

work in progress

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #132 "Monti"

Clown #132 "Monti" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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This week is international clown week. I wanna say Happy clown week to all my clown friends! I painted a new ACEO clown portrait. ACEO clown #132 is a homage to a very talented and unique clown "Monti" Joan Montanyès (1965-2013) from Barcelona, Spain. I watched his performances on YouTube, he was truly genuine clown artist. Monti was the son of a theater director Josep Montanyès. He studied classical music in the conservatory in Barcelona. He started to his career in musical productions in the early 90' and later on he became a clown working with Tortell Poltrona and they founded "Banda Clown". In 1996 he founded his own comedy production company "Monti & Cia" collaborating with Oriol Boixader, Jordi Martínez, Domènec de Guzmán, Fulgenci Mestres y Pipo Sosmhis. In 2001 he was awarded el Premio Max of circus. He worked at el Circo Italiano, el Circo Raluy and el circo alemán Circus Roncalli, where he performed as Monti & Cia with Oriol Boixader y Fulgenci Mestres.(Oriol and Gensi, I painted their portraits).  Unfortunately Monti died at very young age a cause of a cancer. He was a father of 4 kids. You can watch him on YouTube on this link.

Monti

Painting Monti

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Friday, July 26, 2019

New Linocut Print! "Bip the Clown" (Marcel Marceau)

"Bip the Clown" 
Limited Edition Linocut Print, 
6" x 8", water-based ink on paper, 2019
€50
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There is no doubt that Marcel Marceau (1923 –2007) is considered the world's greatest contemporary mime artist and a true legend. He once said "Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?" Marceau created many personalities. The most famous of these is probably "Bip the clown". I was fortunate to see his performance in 2007 shortly before he passed away. He was 84 years old/young and so dynamic and marvelous on the stage. If you haven't seen his mime performance watch it here at this link. This linocut I created is homage to him and his legacy. I hope you like it.

"Bip the Clown" (Marcel Marceau)


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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #131 "Tutu the Clown"

Clown #131 "Tutu the Clown" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD
ACEO Clown portrait #131 is inspired by a very pretty and sweet "Tutu the Clown"  from Gran Falls, New Brunswick, Canada. Tutu is specialized for face painting and balloon art and glitter tattoos. See her instagram @tututheclown

Tutu the clown

work in progress

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Monday, July 22, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #130 "Hollino"

Clown #130 "Hollino" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD

ACEO Clown portrait #130 is inspired by a young and enthusiastic clown " Hollino"  Greifswald, Germany.  He has been performing as a clown for last 9 years but he started in the show biz since 6 years old, mostly in magic shows. In 2018 He had his debut as a clown in the ring, at  his own circus called "Pautzingers Showcircus"  and  then at Christmas in the 5th "Müritzer Weihnachtszirkus" where he is going back to perform this year.  See more at his instagram @the_great_pautzinger 

Hollino

work in progress

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #129 "Rámper"

Clown #129 "Rámper" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #129 is homage to "Rámper" aka Ramón Álvarez Escudero (1892 -1952)  from Spain.  Rámper was the most famous clown during Second Spanish Republic years (1931-39). His family didn't have the circus tradition, they were a humble family selling coal and he was helping the family since his childhood as photographer, tailor, carpenter... Until he met with Señor Clement, a street performer whom does acrobatics and later on he learnt to do acrobatics by training himself in a gymnasium saloon in Madrid and started in the circus business.  His brother Perico and himself  created a duo and called themselves "Los Rámper" and both started touring all around including Portugal. Unfortunately his brother died while he was training, he fell while jumping very badly breaking his column, he was only 20 years old. 

After this sad event, Rámper continue to perform solo, sometimes talking with a straw puppet which was his wife  Aurina Secades's voice. He was mixing his acrobatics with humor, magic, playing instruments. He was really famous at one point of his life. Think about it, in those years, there is no TV, internet, mobile.... only entertainment were theaters, circus and radio.  His clown face image was used on publicity ads like drink bottles, comics, figurines. He recorded his voice on slate records and also act in a movie called "Frivolinas" (1926) . He also signed a contract for a movie with German director James Bauer but right at that time Spanish Civil war stopped his artistic career. After the war he couldn't recover his fame again. Like many other clowns Rámper died very poor. In his last years of his life he tried to establish his own circus company but he had a very bad luck and he was bankrupt. He died alone in a hotel room in Sevilla in 1952. After his death for many years he was forgotten.  Until Leocadio Mejías wrote a book called " Una vida para la risa y el dolor" dedicated to Rámper in 1957.


"Rámper"

work in progress

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #128 "Oriolo"

Clown #128 "Oriolo" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
Price includes worldwide free registered mail.
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #128 is inspired by  a very unique clown "Oriolo"  aka  Oriol Boixader from Barcelona, Spain. Originally he studied to become a  musician to get into the show business and he started to work as a juggler,street performer, acrobat and he ended up working at circus as a clown. He worked with clowns and companies like Tortell Poltrona, Circ Cric, Circ Perillos, Comediants o Monti & Cia. At the moment he is working at famous Circus Roncalli. See his performances at his YouTube Channel

Oriol


work in progress

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #127 "Dim Dim"

Clown #127 "Dim Dim" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #127 is inspired by a wonderful clown "Dim Dim" aka Dimitrij Schmidt from Hannover, Germany. Dimitrij Schmidt has been working as a professional clown in major German cities and communities from Cologne to Munich and Berlin for many years.  For children's birthday parties, family celebrations, corporate events and variety events, Dimitrij regularly transforms into DimDim - the lovable clown and solo entertainer is guided by traditional Russian clowning in designing his shows. Follow him on his intagram @clowndimdim

 Clown"Dim Dim" aka Dimitrij Schmidt

work in progress

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Friday, July 12, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #126 "Gekko"

Clown #126 "Gekko" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #126 is inspired by a young sympathetic clown "Gekko" from Nagoya, Japan. He has been clowning for about 15 years . He is performing at Clown Family Pleasure -B (As of 2018, there are about 45 members. A team with only a rare clowns in Japan.) His specialties are balloon art, juggling and stilts. To know more about him see his instagram @clown_gekko


work in progress

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Friday, July 5, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #125 "Slops the Clown"

Clown #125 "Slops the Clown" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD
ACEO Clown portrait #125 is inspired by a very unique clown "Slops the Clown" from Victoria, Australia.  His clown character evolved as hobo and trump style clowns. He does puppet performances for about 2 years at different spots along an arts trail, where old silos have had murals painted on them by artists.  You can find him on instagram @herbertslops

Slops & Olim

work in progress

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #124 "Chistirrin"

Clown #124 "Chistirrin" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #124 is inspired by a multi-talent clown "Chistirrin" aka Marco Antonio Vega from Mexico. He plays twelve instruments, dances, sings and works as an acrobat. He is performing at Circus Roncalli for about 2 years but he was in the ring since 5 years old. His father and grandfather were clown as well. He was discovered by the circus director Bernhard Paul at a festival in Mexico, 2016.
Photo: Roncalli

work in progress

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #123 "Bongo the Clown"

Clown #123 "Bongo the Clown" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #123 is inspired by a very sympathetic clown  " Bongo the Clown " from Vancouver, Canada. He works only in charity events in his area. He has 5 years of clowning experience, mostly silly stunts and crowd control. I discovered him through his instagram @bongotheclown

work in progress

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Monday, June 24, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #122 "Yann Rossi"

Clown #122 "Yann Rossi" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #122 is inspired by a very unique white face clown "Yann Rossi"  from France. He is coming from  seven generations of Italian-French circus dynasty, which started in Piedmont in 1732 in Italy and later moved to France.  His mother comes from the family of Circus Caroli, also a very famous circus dynasty from Italy.  He is clowning about 35 years. He plays more than 20 musical instruments. At the moment he is performing at Circus Knie, touring in Switzerland.

Yann Rossi at Circus Arnardo

work in progress

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #121 "Sarah Melbinger"

Clown #121 "Sarah Melbinger" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD

ACEO Clown portrait #121 is inspired by a very pretty clown "Sarah Melbinger" from Munich,Germany.  She is working at Circus Roncalli. I couldn't find more information than this information but I was able to contact with her and she promised me to send me her bio info. Hopefully I will update this post soon. For the moment enjoy this ACEO :)

Sarah Melbinger getting ready for the show

work in progress

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #120 "Charlie"

Clown #120 "Charlie" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #120 is inspired by an internationally recognized clown Bruce "Charlie" Johnson from Lynnwood, US.  He is a family entertainer, clown historian, instructor, author and clown artist. He has created his own unique performance style combining magic, juggling, plate spinning, trick cartoons, pantomime, audience interaction, and clowning.  He is particularly known for his rapport with audiences of all ages. Since 1974, he spent six seasons with outdoor circuses, and eleven years at the Raging Waters Amusement Park in San Dimas, CA. He was also a juggler for special events at Disneyland, including the grand opening of Toontown. 

He has represented the United States in international variety shows at clown conventions and festivals in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has performed and lectured in Borneo, Canada, England, Japan, Malaysia, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, and the United States. He has performed thousands of hours of walkaround, circus, birthday party, banquet, and stage entertainment.  In 2015 He received World Clown Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He is  an entertainment expert and historian as well. For more info visit his website.

Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

work in progress

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #119 "Tripp the Clown"

Clown #119 "Tripp the Clown"
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #119 is inspired by a lovely clown  "Tripp the Clown" from US. He has been clowning around for 13 years. He has studied with many great clowns such as Avner The Eccentric, Greg DeSanto, and many more! Enjoys juggling, hat tricks, and making the young and young at heart laugh and smile! For more info see his facebook page


work in progress

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